"I imagine the days when games based on children's movies were seldom awful will have many younger games sceptical. The truth is that during the 16-bit days, there were many wonderful games based on children's movies such as Aladdin, The Lion King and Toy Story. Of course most movie license games were still awful but it was nice to have a few exceptions to the rule. Today almost all movie license games (regardless of target audience) are terrible, with something like GoldenEye appearing once in a generation. Considering other games such as the Lord of the Rings games were decent, you would think that a company like Sega would be able to produce something special with The Golden Compass. Unfortunately (much like Sonic Teams efforts with their mascot), they have missed the mark by quite a bit."